Camila Mendes

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Camila Mendes
Camila Mendes by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Mendes at San Diego Comic Con in 2018
Born Camila Carraro Mendes
(1994-06-29) June 29, 1994 (age 24)[1]
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2017–present

Camila Carraro Mendes[2] (born June 29, 1994)[3] is an American actress. She is known for portraying Veronica Lodge on The CW television series Riverdale.


Mendes was born in Charlottesville, Virginia,[2] to Brazilian parents, Gisele and Victor Mendes. Her mother is from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, while her father is from Brasília, Federal District.[4] She has one older sister.[5] Mendes moved 16 times growing up but spent most of her childhood in Florida, where she attended American Heritage School, in Plantation. At the age of 10, she lived in Brazil for a year.[6] In May 2016, Mendes graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, alongside her co-star Cole Sprouse.[7][8][9]


Her first acting job was in a commercial for IKEA.[10]

In 2016, Mendes was cast as "silver-tongued high school sophomore" Veronica Lodge in The CW's new teen drama Riverdale, a subversive take on the Archie comics.[11] Mendes was represented by the Carson Kolker Organization, later changing to CAA.[8]

Mendes appeared on the cover of MensHealth magazine in December 2017 and Cosmopolitan in February 2018. She made feature film debut in The New Romantic, which premiered at the SXSW Festival in March 2018.[12] In that same month, Mendes joined the cast of The Stand-In alongside Laura Marano and Matt Walsh.[13]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2017–present Riverdale Veronica Lodge Main role
2018 The New Romantic Morgan Film; post-production
2018 The Stand-In Shelby Pace Film; post production[13]
2018 Coyote Lake Ester Film; post-production

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2018 "Give a Little" Maggie Rogers
2018 "Side Effects" The Chainsmokers ft. Emily Warren

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Scene Stealer Riverdale Won [14]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss Nominated [15]
Teen Choice Awards


Choice TV Actress Drama Nominated [16][17]
Choice TV Ship (with KJ Apa)


The Female TV Star of 2018



  1. ^ @CamilaMendes (June 29, 2017). "thank you for all the birthday wishes and making 23 feel more interesting than it is❤️" (Tweet). Retrieved July 17, 2017 – via Twitter. 
  2. ^ a b "Camila Mendes". TV Guide. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Camila Mendes Started Dating At A Pretty Young Age; Still Has A Boyfriend?". Live Ramp Up. January 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ Lorentz, Braulio (January 1, 2017). "Atriz 'brasileira' da série 'Riverdale' diz que adoraria fazer novela". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ Rodriguez, Priscilla (April 6, 2017). "Meet Camila Mendes, the Brasileira Bringing 'Riverdale's' Latina Veronica Lodge to Life". Latina. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ Flaherty, Keely (February 28, 2017). "Meet TV's New Blair Waldorf". BuzzFeed. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  7. ^ Kaplan, Ilana (March 30, 2017). "Meet Camila Mendes, Breakout Star of 'Riverdale'". V. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b Sun, Rebecca (May 16, 2016). "CAA Signs 'Riverdale' Star Camila Mendes (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  9. ^ Demaria, Meghan (February 24, 2017). "Camila Mendes Is Not Here To Fit Your Latina Stereotype". Refinery29. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Camila Mendes Shines in the New TV Series "Riverdale" Based on Archie Comics". Da Man. February 8, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2016). "'Riverdale' CW Pilot Finds Veronica". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  12. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (February 27, 2018). "'The New Romantic' Clip: A Struggling College Graduate Becomes A Sugar Baby In SXSW Comedy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  13. ^ a b Galuppo, Mia (March 27, 2018). "'Riverdale' Actress Camila Mendes, Matt Walsh to Star in 'The Stand-In'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 20, 2018. 
  14. ^ Hatchett, Keisha (July 12, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards Reveals Full List of Nominees". TV Guide. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
  15. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 3, 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Teen Choice Awards: Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. August 12, 2018. Archived from the original on August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  17. ^ Douglas, Esme. "Teen Choice Awards 2018: See the full list of winners". EW. Archived from the original on August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018. 

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